Enquiries and Visits
A child's name can be put on the Admission waiting list as soon as a child is born. The Headteacher will be pleased to explain to parents the details of the admission procedure. Prospective parents are invited to telephone for an appointment to visit the school.
Our policy for charging is in line with current legislation and the County policy on charging. We ask all parents to contribute Ł5.00 towards the summer coach trips.
Parents will be asked to make a voluntary contribution to cover the cost of trips and activities in school time. We will not refuse to take a child due to non-payment, but should there be insufficient funds the activity or trip will be cancelled.
Another circumstance where charges may be made is to cover the cost of damage, wilful or otherwise, caused by a child to school property or to the property of others.
Any parent with any concerns about their child's schooling should talk to the class teacher. Most problems are sorted out at this level.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome, the next step is to speak to the Headteacher who is happy to talk to parents and listen to any worries they have. Usually such a meeting will reassure parents.
The next stage is to contact the Chairman of Governors if the problem is not resolved. Dr J Preece can be contacted on 01494 533165. He has considerable experience, is very approachable and will do his best to help.
If you are still dissatisfied with the school's response the final person to approach is the Area Education Manager, Mr M Harrison, or one of his staff who can be contacted at Wycombe Area Education Office, Easton Street, High Wycombe. Tel: 01494 475330.
If your child has to have time off school because of illness (or any other reason) you are required by law to notify us either by telephone or letter. The answer phone is left on 24 hours a day. If you do not notify the school your child will be marked down as an unauthorised absence (truant).
In the case of leave of absence, such as holiday, you will need to complete a Leave of Absence Form (from school office) not less than 2 weeks prior to the period of absence required. In exceptional circumstances a pupil shall not be granted more than two weeks leave of absence in any year. If you wish to take your child on holiday for more than 10 school days in succession, your child will be taken off roll and you will have to re-apply to the school on your return. There is no guarantee that a place will be available.
For 2000/2001 the total number of pupils on roll was 80.
The percentage of sessions (half days) missed through authorised absence was 6.3%.
The percentage of sessions (half days) missed through unauthorised absence was 0%.
Hannah Ball School expects all parents to ensure that their children are not late in the mornings as it disrupts everyone's learning in the class, which is not acceptable.
All lateness and absence is written on yearly reports.
While children are in school, their health and development is monitored by the School health Service.
Mrs S Horswell, our school nurse, visits regularly to give advise and there is a school doctor who sees children at the request of parents and teachers or following referral by the school nurse.
You will be asked to fill in a health questionnaire for your child. Health interviews are then offered to all children usually in their second term at school. They include a check of the child’s development, hearing and vision, height and weight. These checks are carried out by the school nurse who will then invite the parents to attend a meeting to discuss any health needs. If necessary, the child can be referred for a medical examination with the school doctor.